Camp Russell offers a full Trail to First Class experience. Our conservation and forestry area has won national awards. When Samuel T. Russell made his initial gift of land in 1918, he started a tradition that has lasted more than 90 years. From an idea, Camp Russell has become one of the premier camps in the country camping more than 1000 youth each summer from communities all throughout the East.
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BOY SCOUT BASE CAMP
Base Camp at Camp Russell is for Boy Scouts (ages 11-18 or grades 6-12) and runs for 5 weeks. Ith 6 one—week sessions, it’s a great opportunity for Scouts to work Merit Badges that cannot be completed at home. The camp’s adventure and placement programs give Scouts the opportunity to share great experiences with existing friends and make lots of new ones.
Scout – 2nd Class
Russell Ranger Program*, Leave-No-Trace, Totin’ Chip, Firem’n Chit, Paul Bunyan, First Aid, CPR
1st Class – Eagle
50 Miler, Merit Badges, Trek Base Programs, World Conservation Award
*All Scouts who participate in the Russell Ranger Program receive the Russell Ranger Patch
These hands-on experiences include camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, orienteering, GPS, and outdoor skills. Treks focus on the challenge, rather than rank advancement or Merit Badges.
Fees are waived for two Adult Leaders at Base Camp with 8+ paid Scouts per Troop. All fees increase $15 after June 1st. If you would like to attend camp without leadership, please contact Aaron Decker.
* One free Leader is included for all Treks.
Call for custom treks and pricing.
All of our camps are regulated by the New York State Department of Health and accredited by the Boy Scouts of America based on the organization’s National Camping Standards.
The Council has staff to accommodate a Scout wants to come to camp without leadership.
Aaron Decker, Camp Director